Star Academy 2022: students distressed by the announcement of Michael Goldman, the audience down

The show 'Star Academy' made its comeback on TF1. Who were the eliminated this week? What alarming new rule did Michael Goldman, the director of Star Academy, unveil for the upcoming reviews? Everything you need to know...

[Updated Monday, October 31, 2022 at 2:29 p.m.] In the October 29 prime, two contestants were eliminated. This week they are Cenzo and Ahcène who left the Star Academy adventure . If Julien was fished out by the public, like the previous week, Stan was saved by Anisha, who had to decide after a perfect equality between him and Ahcène. As for the academicians who were not in the hot seat, they had the chance to sing a duet with the guest stars, Veronique Sanson , Keen'V, Tom Gregory , the electro pop rock group Hyphen Hyphen and the singer Zaz .

Star Academy: declining audiences

As far as audiences are concerned, this week again, the Star Academy was upstaged by France 3. Murders in Berry , worn by dancer Fauve Hautot, was followed by 4.01 million viewers on average, for an audience share of 20.5%, compared to 3.36 million curious viewers facing the Star Academy and a share of audience of 17.0%.

“Special” assessments: a tense week for students

This October 30, after a bonus full of emotions, the director Michael Goldman made a big announcement to the students which did not reduce the pressure, far from it. He first announced good news: 'He there will be four nominated and there will be two eliminated on Saturday. But there will be no student votes '. The academicians will therefore not have the heavy responsibility of choosing who will remain in the adventure.

But the son of Jean-Jacques Goldman announced that they will be experiencing evaluations this week' a little bit special' . And to explain: You will spend duo assessments (. ..) It is you who chooses with whom you will put in duet, it is not us '. For this week, students have the choice between three titles, die tomorrow of Natasha St-Pierre and Pascal Bishop, You are my other, sung by Maurane and Lara Fabian and The river of our childhood by Michel Sardou and Garou.

'The idea, on a duo evaluation, is to take advantage of this magic of the duo which makes the qualities of one necessarily transpire on the other if the duo is successful and the weaknesses of some are appeased by little with the qualities of others (...) You have to think a little about strategies to carry each other ', explained the director. But this new rule means that that the duo will be nominated together... and leave the adventure together if the public so decides! An initiative ' unfair ' according to Léa, who did not hesitate to point this out to Michael Goldman. And he replied: ' These are the rules. It's unfair but it can be a chance too if it's done intelligently '.

In addition, the production announced that on Saturday, November 5, a bonus would be organized in tribute to Gregory Lemarchal , winner of Star Academy 4 who died of cystic fibrosis in 2007.

Michael Goldman: his salary

What is Michael Goldman's salary as director of Star Academy? According to information from Public , the son of Jean-Jacques Goldman would earn 30,000 euros for six weeks of competition, i.e. 5000 euros per week worked within the castle of Dammarie-Lès-Lys. However, he has not officially confirmed this amount.

Nostalgia sequence at the Star Academy

This October 23, the day after the second bonus, the academicians had a big surprise. Several former Star Academy 1 candidates came to visit the students at the Château de Dammarie-Lès-Lys. It is Carine Haddadou, Patrice Maktav, Jean-Pascal Lacoste and Mario Barravecchia .

Chris and Julien kiss (several times): romance or buzz?

But if these moments of nostalgia have certainly put balm in the hearts of many viewers, it is a completely different sequence that has captured the attention and shook the social networks. This October 23, Chris and Julien kissed several times ... much to the delight of viewers who are already hoping to attend the birth of a couple ! But others imagine that the two candidates are only looking to to buzz or that it is just a simple joke between friends. The future will tell...

the class photo

The candidates of this new season posed for the class photo of the promotion. A snapshot that was unveiled on October 23, on the show's Instagram account.

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Who was eliminated in Prime 2?

The award is irrevocable. After a rather hectic second prime, the name of the first eliminated from Star Academy was unveiled: this is Amisse , who left the adventure when she was in the hot seat against Julien, drafted by the public, and Ahcène, saved (just barely) by his comrades.

What audiences for prime 2?

But if the show continues to make people talk, the October 22 bonus was not a big hit with viewers. That evening, it was France 3 which took the lead on the audience podium with a rebroadcast of the fiction Murders in Albi which brought together a 22.8% market share and 4.41 million viewers, against Star Academy which brought together 3.70 million curious people and 18.9% audience share .

Prime 3: four nominees, the next guests revealed

For the third prime, a size change has been made. While the nominees are usually three, this week there will be four in the hot seat, the director announced. Michael Goldman students. And two candidates will be eliminated ! The son of Jean-Jacques Goldman has also informed the academicians that he was not satisfied with the services of some. ' Sometimes it's fair limit “, he lamented.

We also now know which stars will come and sing. They are: Véronique Sanson, Tom Gregory, Gims, Keen'V, Zaz and Hyphen Hyphen.

The castle of Damarie-les-Lys in poor condition?

The students settled in the famous Star Ac castle for six weeks. A mythical place which had been unoccupied since 2008 and the departure of the Endemol company which had relocated the show to Paris. Subsequently, a renovation project was announced to make it a reception area (weddings, seminars, etc.). Before relaunching the show, the production took out the checkbook and work was done to welcome the candidates, but all is not idyllic.

Indeed, to believe Tele-Leisure , Julien and Cenzo had a restless night, due to the high temperature in the dorms. He was there '400 degrees' to believe them. But that's not all, a flying bug was invited during the dance class, to the great torture of the teacher, Yanis Marshall. In his class, water leaks were also observed. Finally, some students claim to have seen cockroaches in the rooms...

The chosen anthem, a voluntary wink?

During the after party for the first prime, we were able to discover the 2022 anthem of the Star Ac: this is the title Do not go without me of Celine Dion . A song released in 1987 and which brought luck to the Quebecer since she won Eurovision thanks to this title. The anthem project was re-orchestrated by Season 6 winner Quentin Mosimann.

While rumors had reported the possibility that Celine Dion is the godmother of the show, it did not happen. Is this choice of one of his titles a way to wink at him? Everyone probably remembers one of his appearances at the Star Academy , become cult, during which we thought that Nikos was going to crack and that Buzz Feed related not without humour.

Jenifer caused a sensation during the first prime

Big winner of the first edition of Star Ac, Jennifer agreed to come and sing during the launch bonus of the new season. And the star caused a stir with her overpriced look. She wore a $2,900 Valentino dress and $950 flashy pink ankle boots from the Fall/Winter 2022 collection.

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Discover the dance teacher

Kamel Ouali , who served as the show's dance coach for eight seasons, is not present this year. For this promotion of 2022, the academicians are trained by Yanis Marshall . The 32-year-old dancer is well known on television. In 2012, viewers were able to discover it in The Best Dance on M6. He then made a name for himself by posting videos of dancing in heels on YouTube. In 2014, he also participated in Britain's Got Talent . In addition, he was also a choreographer for the British version of Dance with the stars and the Ukrainian broadcast So you think you can danse .

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An expected surprise guest

As in the previous nine seasons, amateur singers will have the chance to share the stage with big names in music. For the Star Academy 10 , the academicians will be able to sing with patrick bruel . The interpreter announced the big news at the microphone of the show Morning without filter on Virgin radio on Thursday, October 13. He stated : ' I'll go ! I will be there in November I don't know which week, maybe the 19th or the 26th, but I'll go. I will be very happy to find this atmosphere, I love it! '.

Who is the godfather of the new season of Star Academy?

TF1 announced on October 12 the name of the successor to Florent Pagny, Mariah Carey, Elton John or Kylie Minogue and it is Robbie Williams . The channel reveals on the program's Twitter account: ' For the first time in the show's history , he will be present on set during a bonus event to support students '.

The major role of artistic director of the competition will be endorsed by Michael Goldman . It is indeed the son of the illustrious Jean-Jacques Goldman and co-founder of the label which revealed Joyce Jonathan and Grégoire, MyMajorCompany.

Who is back in Star Academy?

In addition to the presenter Nikos Aliagas , other figures are making a comeback on the show, but in slightly different roles. The singer Lucie Bernardoni, season 4 finalist alongside Grégory Lemarchal in 2004, returns to the competition, this time as repeater . Its mission is to help academics to rehearse, to guide them in relation to music and lyrics, all without judging them and with kindness.

Another contestant from season 4 returns to the castle. The journalist Karima Charni is an animator. Her college Nikos Aliagas is delighted to share this role with her, during an interview with TV 7 Days , he says : ' I was convinced it was for her. Karima is a child of Star Ac' and also an accomplished journalist. She's totally legit by my side, because she's worked hard to get here. There is no privilege with me, I only believe in work '.

Air , the yoga teacher during the season in 2005 , resumes his role. She announced it on her Instagram account on September 29. In her post, she tells her followers: ' Great news. What could be better than a flashback to announce my return to Star Academy to relax, refocus and challenge students before the prime. Same castle, same good vibes, just 20 years later, we love it '.

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A figure from the shadows also returns in the tele-hook: Matthieu Gonet, a musician , who participated in the show from 2001 to 2007 and has taken on several hats since he has been musical director, pianist, orchestrator, rehearsalist, conductor or even jury during student evaluations. This year, he will have a one-off role, as announced on one of his Instagram posts, he will ' conduct the symphony orchestra that will accompany the 3e prime '.

A mythical rule back at Star Academy: no phone!

A few days ago, the teams of 50' Inside had the chance to push the doors of the castle of Dammarie-lès-Lys, in Seine-et-Marne. And, for the moment, it is still under construction . Jean-Louis Blot, president of EndemolShine France, explained that the teams were going 'change the layout of the rooms' and 'redecorate everything' .

Mathieu Vergne, the president of DMLSTV, announced to the journalists on site that a telephone would once again be made available to the candidates. As in the very first version of the show, they will have only one minute of communication with the outside per day. And social networks will be banned. 'For the next season, the rule will be the same and cell phones will be confiscated' , did he declare. 'They have to take full advantage of it, so no phone, no social media. It must remain a bubble, they must be focused on their job and not take too much from everyone's opinion on what is going on. They have to take advantage of their own time, with their teachers, with the director or the director, but without too much outside. .